Santa Sightings | Where to Find Santa in Augusta, Aiken & CSRA

Santa Sightings

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Soon the CSRA will be buzzing with holiday cheer and we want to help your family have a memorable holiday season. Be sure to check out our Christmas and Holiday Guide! It has Christmas lights, Christmas tree farms and much more!

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Last Update: November 5, 2019

Santa Sightings in the CSRA

Places to Get Professional Photos with Santa

Pictures with Santa at Augusta Mall
Dates: November 9th – December 24th (closed for Thanksgiving)
Times: You Can Stand in Line or Book Ahead (Click Link Above)
Location: The Augusta Mall
Cost: Standard Package $34.99 and Premium Package $44.99
Please see Website for Package Details

Santa Cares Day at Sears Court
Dates: Nov 24
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Location: The Augusta mall

Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa.

Photos with Santa – Hosted by Augusta Autism and Disability Support Group
Date: December 5th
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

We are happy to announce that we will once again be holding our photo shoot with Santa for special needs families this year! Families will have their photos taken in order of arrival, and there will be arts and crafts and a movie playing while you wait. Rick Milton Photography will be taking the photos, which will be available for FREE download by the following week!

Breakfast With Santa

Pictures & Breakfast with Santa
Date: December 14th
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta

Santa is coming!! He’s making a special stop to see us all at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta. Bring the whole family to enjoy pancakes, hot chocolate and cookies along with crafts, and of course, get a FREE picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus. There may even be a GRINCH sighting!!!

Breakfast With Santa at Quest Church
Date: December 14th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Quest Church

Bring the family and enjoy fun activities, amazing food, and Santa! You won’t want to miss this family tradition in our community. This event is free!

Breakfast With Santa With Burns Dance Studio
Date: December 14th
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Fatz Cafe – Aiken SC

Join us for our Performing Company’s annual Breakfast with Santa! Tickets are $10 and $5 for kids 5 and under. This includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, and a drink. Pictures with Santa are available for $3.

Breakfast With Santa at Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center
Date: December 14th
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center

Santa is making a special stop for a pancake breakfast with milk and juice. He is excited to listen to children’s holiday wishes! After breakfast, children can make a holiday craft to take home.

Events Where Santa is Making An Appearance

12 Days of CSRA Christmas: A Dolls World
Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: A Dolls World – 3309 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA 30907

Join CSRA Kids at A Dolls World for some holiday fun! Santa will be stopping by for a quick visit!! Bring your cameras and your holiday cheer. We will be having hot cocoa and sweet treats! There will also be a fun activity for the kiddos!! Be sure to shop local and find that perfect doll or forever friend! We will also be having drawings for door prizes and a $25 Gift Certificate!!

Santa’s Arrival/Santa’s Wonderland Opening
Date: November 16th – 24th
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Cabela’s – Augusta, Ga

It’s our favorite time of year! Santa will arrive to kick off the Holiday Season with hot chocolate and cookies to be served. Once Santa arrives, we will head back to Santa’s Wonderland for the lighting and you can stick around to do crafts and meet the “Big Guy” himself!

Santa at Old Government House
Date: Novemver 17th, November 24th and December 1st
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Old Government House – Augusta GA

Santa will be waiting for you at one of Augusta’s oldest buildings – The Old Government House – during this Christmas season. Come take pictures. First come, first serve. Pictures will be available for purchase.

Grovetown 4th Annual Christmas Festival
Date: December 7th
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Grovetown Leisure and Recreation

Join us for the 4th Annual Grovetown Christmas Festival. This event will include entertainment by local bands, dance/chorus groups. We will also have craft, food and other vendors available for holiday shopping. We will light the Tree and turn on all of the other holiday lights within the City at the end of the evening. Last but certainly not least the Big Man in the Red Suit, Santa will be present for pictures and he’s bringing the SNOW too.

Meet Santa at Flanigan’s Ice Cream
Date: December 7th
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Flanigan’s Ice Cream – Aiken

Santa is coming, and he is bringing Mrs. Claus! Everyone is welcome to come to tell Santa your Christmas wishes! No pets, please as this event will be indoors. First come, first serve; please be respectful of others. FREE, bring your own camera!

4th Annual Toys for TOTS
Date: December 8th
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Marion Hatcher Center – Augusta

This is a fun family event at the Marion Hatcher Center. We will have photos with Santa, you do have the option to purchase a professional photo with Santa if you would like. We will have snacks and drinks and goodie bags for the kids and Raffles for the adults. We have some local vendors if you want to do Christmas shopping while you’re there. Each toy donation receives 1 raffle ticket.

Night of 1000 Lights in Downtown Aiken
Date: December 12th
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Aiken

Join us downtown for the most beautiful night of the holiday season! Enjoy walking our downtown streets lined with luminaries. Downtown shops will be open late! We will have carolers, elves, and Santa himself! Enjoy the holiday festivities in Downtown Aiken where there’s something for everyone! For more information, please visit

Santa at the Annual Santa Craft Show
Date: December 14th
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Merriweather Community Center

We will have Santa from 12 to 1 He will have treat bags for the kids. 20 handcrafted Vendors. Patriots Barbecue selling some delicious food! Reindeer food bar for kids to make reindeer food! Raffle prizes and more!!

Come Meet Santa Claus!
Date: December 17th
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Bargain Hunters Antiques & Consignments – Augusta

Bring your family to Bargain Hunters for an opportunity to meet Santa! (Please bring your own camera to take photos with Santa). There will also be local authors present for book sales and signing. We will provide light refreshments and for a chance to win prizes. Come celebrate this holiday season at the best consignment store in Augusta!

Santa at the Depot
Date: December 21st
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

Come visit with Santa and tell him how good you’ve been this year! There will be festive Christmas music and our Drive-A-Train exhibit. Children will receive cookies, milk, and a craft to take home. Be sure to bring your camera!

Cookies and Cider With Santa
Date: TBA
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Doctors Hospital – Main Lobby

This event features pictures with Santa, a special Christmas story, crafts, and a Christmas Carol sing-a-long.  Wear your Christmas PJs or your Christmas Card attire for your photos and be prepared for a lot of fun!  

Cookies and Cider With Santa Donald
Date: TBA
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Doctors Hospital – Main Lobby

This event features pictures with Santa, a special Christmas story, crafts, and a Christmas Carol sing-a-long. Wear Christmas attire and come prepared for a lot of fun!

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